Sheikh Hasina Inaugurates Bangladesh’s First Metro Rail

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Dhaka Metro, Bangladesh’s first electric train system. She will be the first to get on too.

Through the opening of Dhaka Metro Rail, a historic era for Bangladesh begins. Prior to this, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma Bridge in June, which is another milestone for the country.

Commuters and commuters will be able to board the Dhaka Metro shortly. Travelers will be able to save at least three hours each day. Because it will only take a metro train 20 minutes to get from Agargaon to Uttara’s Diabari in Dhaka city.

Metro rail services are available in more than 50 different countries. While the US and India each have 15 metro systems, only China has 46. Bangladesh has now become a member of the metro rail club.

Here is the Dhaka Metro Rail project in brief

  • Japan is financing the construction of the entire 21.16 km long line from Uttara to Kamalapur at a cost of Tk 334.71 billion.
  • The government will first open nine stations along the 11.73 km Uttara-Agargaon route. After full opening, scheduled for December 2023, the journey from Uttara to Motijheel will take forty minutes.
  • Line 6 is the name of the project to build the metro from Uttara to Kamalapur. The government intends to link various areas of Dhaka with six metro train lines. One will consist of an underground railway.
  • As announced by the Minister of Road Transport and Bridges, Obaidul Quader, when the entire railway metro plan is implemented in 2030, the severe traffic congestion in Dhaka will be significantly reduced.
  • According to the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Company Limited, which operates the metro, Line 6 could handle 60,000 people per hour and 500,000 passengers per day once it starts operating at full capacity.
  • On each trip, a metro train with six cars and 17 intermediate stations will be able to transport a maximum of 2,308 passengers to their destinations.
  • The DMTCL anticipates that the introduction of the metro will remove small cars from the streets of Dhaka and reduce the use of fossil fuels. It would improve the connectivity system in Dhaka and enable people to save working hours. Overall, the subway system is expected to improve the lives of Dhaka’s people.
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